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Basic Strumming

Evan Duff (789) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 90
Pages: 1

Strumming is the rythymic playing of chords that sound good with the melody.

In music notation, strumming looks like: C G7

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The first chord we will use is the C chord

It is played like:


The second chord we will use is the G7 chord

It is played like:


The third chord we will use is the G Chord

It is played like:


The Fourth chord we will use is the D7 Chord

It is played like:


Now, to make these go with some songs, we need to put them in patterns.

The first Pattern is in the Key of C

When you see a chord name above the staff, play it for every slash untill a new chord appears. This is in 4/4 time.

C G7 C G7

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Now the Key of G:

G D7 G D7

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When you can play this without messing up at about 90 BPM (beats per minute) then move on to the next lesson in my series.